MARITIME COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF THE PANAMA CANAL
This study closely examines the operations of the Panama Canal today. It examines trends in cargo movement, and in shipbuilding. Studied also are the limits of capacity of the Canal. The fundamentals of toll policy have been considered and a toll strategy for the future sought. Alternatives have been weighed for enlarging the Canal. The field of policy is examined, to consider steps to modernizing treaty relationships with the Republic of Panama, since the larger picture of engineering, technological change, economics, and decision-making are all tied in with effective handling of Canal questions in the years ahead. The work anticipates the area of change that lies ahead, and suggests that by capitalizing upon technological innovation the Canal can promote expanding markets and growing industry.
- Index No. 74-328-Npt.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD United States 20852
- Padelford, N J
- Gibbs, S R
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 218 p.
- TRT Terms: Canals; Commercial transportation; Freight transportation; International relations; International trade; Locks (Waterways); Market development; Taxes; Trade; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Treaties; Water traffic; Water transportation
- Identifier Terms: Panama Canal
- Uncontrolled Terms: Agreements; Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo movement; Cargo movements; Trade development
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00091794
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG-74-28
- Contract Numbers: NOAA-NG-43-72
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM